Take the heart of a true Texan, ixnay the boots, the Country Music taste and the drawl, and you’ll end up with Alisha. A traveler (and marine biologist) at heart, she’ll keep her promises to her clients as long as it doesn’t get her locked in jail. That’s a good policy to abide by.
He’s been on the Focus Staff team for more than four years, but came into the industry because some friends “said it was pretty cool.” He’s found his stride and, in his own words, “would do anything… ANYTHING!!! *within reason.” for his travelers. His advice to healthcare pros: “when in doubt, call me. I’ve always got your back.”
Line up all the things she loves and here’s what you’ll find: The Oldies, movies, Agatha Christie, keeping a nice clean AP report and NOT sweets. Like, seriously no sweets.
With Focus Staff for six years, this U.S. Marine was built for a challenge. Which is why he’s so good at what he does: helping health care professionals find their perfect 13-week assignments and backing them up the whole way. Oh, and if you’re ever in a pizza eating contest with him, prepare to lose.
This travel-lover found her way to the perfect job after being an office manager. She’s much better suited to working with Focus Staff. And her dog and cat (who get along just fine) both agree. Her advice to travelers: time management and organization are the keys to a happy life.
She’s been in customer service her whole career, so moving to Focus Staff was a no brainer. If you meet her, it’ll be pretty clear right up front what motivates her: her incredible daughter, Marlee. Another thing you’ll find is that her motto, “whatever it takes!” is the real deal.
She’s a force of nature, always fed by her “love” of Starbucks (read: possible clinical addiction). She got into the industry for the job but has stayed because she fell in love with helping people find that perfect fit. Her advice to travelers: “be open to different career blueprints. Embrace surprise.”
She’s been with Focus Staff for more than eight years, and got into the field because she thought helping people explore the country would be a fascinating way to live life. Exploring is in her blood. She moved to Dallas at 20 with nothing in her pockets. Her best advice is to “ask as many questions as you can! I have or will find the answers!”
This Speech Path major, who moved a ton when she was young—like, eight times—takes her healthcare professional background, love for travel and adventure, and mashes them up to find unique and fulfilling placements for her travelers. But beware, she only tolerates annoying noises from her pet basset hound, Barbara.
He’s the man who started it all at Focus Staff. An avid outdoor fan, when not captaining the ship, you’ll probably find Kyle trekking through the woods or running a tough mudder. But whatever he’s doing—helping healthcare professionals on their journey, coaching the team, or competing in some ridiculous fashion—he’s all-in. Oh, and he was born on a leap day, so that makes him roughly 9 years old.
She’s a staffing agency veteran, but it wasn’t until she came to Focus Staff that she found her real home. She’s a true believer that you should have an advocate the whole way through the process, not just a salesperson who “sells” you on an assignment. Oh, and she married the boy she met at 8 years old.
He’s been with Focus Staff for four years, but having owned and sold his own staffing agency, knows this industry inside and out. He’s a no-bullsh*tter from birth, but in his own words, is passionate about staffing because “I like the challenge of finding people jobs they don’t even know exist.”
This self-proclaimed “walking melting pot”—Mexican, Cambodian, Laotian, Thai, and a lot more—always wanted to be a doctor, fascinated with gore and bloody scenes on TV. But alas, ’twas not for her. But Focus Staff is the perfect fit. Her best advice? Live life outside of the box. YOLO, right?
She actually started here a temp, but quickly became invaluable to our operations, and is now Operations Manager. This southerner (ask her to say “bless your heart” sometime… seriously, it’s amazing!) really knows how to get things done around the office, which includes making our healthcare pros happy every… single… day!
Teddy is a tech-head, gamer, (whatever PUBG is), snowboarder and golfer. So, yeah, his interests are pretty varied. But one thing you will 100% relate to, he will do anything in his power to help his travelers succeed, as he put it, “literally anywhere, anytime.”
He graduated Premed, but decided that helping healthcare professionals on their journeys was a better fit… not financially, of course. He’s a constantly-active guy, playing basketball, flag football, and on the Focus Staff softball team. He’s happy “only when my traveler is truly fulfilled.”
He comes from the mortgage industry and hated how self-serving it seemed. Now with Focus Staff for over two years, he’s “finally at home” in a place he can actually make people’s lives better by helping them find their way on fascinating adventures. We’re just glad he’s not breaking any bones “successfully” skateboarding anymore.
Born in Chicago, Anthony is naturally a fan of the Bears and Cubs. Anthony has been in the healthcare staffing space for 7 years now, but in a previous life he was both a licensed chauffeur and a DJ! You’ll be hard pressed to find someone more outgoing. Anthony’s motto is that “a stranger is just a friend, I haven’t met.”
Born and bred in Dallas, Darryl is a huge fan of the Mavericks. MFFL (that’s Mavs Fan for Life, for those not in the know). Before joining Focus Staff and getting into the staffing industry, Darryl was a Baptist Missionary, going on missionary trips to Albania and the Czech Republic. A life long student, Darryl is devoted to learning something new every day. You may find him sending a daily motivational quote, or thought for the day. Now, who doesn’t appreciate that?!?
Francisca is another Dallas native on our team, but only adopted the Dallas Cowboys because her husband gives her the “stinkeye” otherwise. A true multicultural person, Francisca is a mix of Japanese, Nigerian, and Spanish heritage. She loves to read, write, and on occasion, just get in the car and go on spontaneous road trips. She was in a near fatal car accident 12 years ago, and this has given her a new acute sense of life and she approaches each day with optimism and passion. Now in the staffing industry, for three years, she loves working with people and helping them find their ideal assignments.
Originally born in Milwaukee WI, Heather is passionate about a couple things; recruiting the best talent for Focus Staff, dogs, and the Green Bay Packers. Well, she may be most passionate about dogs it seems. She has fostered over 80 dogs in the past 8 years! On the weekend, you may find her working on her Jeep and hanging with her 14 year old son Irish.
Originally born in Houston Texas, and raised by two “amazingly supportive” parents. Holly claims her three best friends to be her younger brother and two older sisters. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Public Relations. She loves hiking, and has struggled her way to the top of Colorado peaks. She is also a pretty solid golfer. Her true calling is to give back to others, and loves the opportunity to help healthcare professionals find amazing jobs.
Born at the southernmost tip of Texas, in Brownsville, just a couple miles from Mexico. Jason was a standout high school athlete and still has a passion for sports after his glory days. His interests are quite diverse, ranging from the fishing to golf, to concerts at the Dallas Symphony. On the weekend, you’ll likely find Jason pool side and grilling with his dog Kudu. Pulling from 6 years in the healthcare staffing industry, Jason is a whiz for finding new and exciting contract opportunities for our travelers!
Originally born in Chicago, and a huge Cubbies fan. On Fridays, you’ll likely see him wearing a Cubs hat too. Ray has been working with traveling healthcare professionals for over 10 years now, and shares that same wanderlust for traveling. He has been to 49 of the 50 states and Alaska 15 times! Ray has a soft spot for all healthcare professionals, but especially his wife Nicolle who is an Operating Room RN.
A lifelong native of Dallas Texas, and Dallas Cowboys lover. Sunday football games, are what brought her family together weekly. She has been a successful nursing recruiter for 4 years now, and believes its her true calling. She loves helping people, both inside of work and out. When shes not busy finding amazing travel assignments for her folks, you may find her cooking, dancing, or traveling. You may also find her with her best friend; her 97 year old grandmother who she says is one of the most wise and funny people she has ever known.
A true Midwesterner, Mike was born in Iowa, raised in Omaha and just recently transplanted to the great state of Texas. He loves it so far, aside from the wickedly hot summers.
As the VP of Business Development, Mike is overseeing all things production-from recruiting to client acquisition and all the details in between. He is pulling from over twenty years experience in the staffing industry to make all this happen at Focus Staff.
When he’s not working on Focus’ growth, Mike will likely be spending time with his wife and two sons. At the end of the day, he finds great joy in what we do here, in that it greatly impacts patients and their needs if we can provide the staff to heal them.
As Talent Acquisition Manager, Rachel is devoted to all things personnel at Focus Staff. The core of any good company is its people, and that’s Rachel’s expertise. She has been in the recruiting world for five years now, pulling from experience both on agency and on the hospital and clinical side.
Rachel has tons of personality, and within a few minutes you’ll realize she is sweet, sassy, loyal, and honest as you’ll find someone. She loves to travel, and has been to Africa four times. She writes her own music, and plays piano when time allows. She says there is such a joy in finding people a great job. “A place where they can work hard, play hard, and thrive.”